Born in Avoca, PA on Sept. 16, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Antonia (Ressick) Koniszewski. She married August J. Hebda of Stevensville on Nov. 27, 1941.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother. She was the happiest when she was lavishing her love on all of her family.
She and her husband were dairy farmers for many years. Stella was a helpmate to her husband, raised chickens and cooked many wonderful meals for the neighboring farmers when they did the seasonal haying and threshing.
She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Wyalusing, of the Wyalusing Senior Citizens group, the Stevensville Birthday Club and the Stevensville Sewing Circle. She took instruction from Bonnie Bell and became accomplished as a painter. She made many beautiful paintings and craft objects that her family now enjoys.
Surviving are a son, Joseph Hebda of Martinsburg, WV; daughter, Theresa (Robert) McDonough of Vestal, NY; four grandchildren, Theodore and Cameron Hebda, Jon (Tracy) McDonough and James (Kristine) McDonough; two greatgranddaughters, Emma and Addison McDonough; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister,
Mary Ann Lyons of Chipley, FL and three brothers, Edward Koniszewski, Leonard Koniszewski and Theodore Koniszewski all from Long Island, NY.
A Transferral Service was held on Monday, March 19 at 9:30 a.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Wyalusing. Interment was in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Stowell.
Friends called at the Homer Funeral Home on Sunday, March 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. There was a recitation of the rosary at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family provided flowers. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church, 245 State St., Wyalusing, PA 18853.
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